Lovely article in Style Me Pretty about a champing local couple we had the opportunity to introduce. Kathryn and Max wanted an intimate, comfortable, soulful event to share with their closest family and friends. The exquisite event design, by Lisa Chambers of  Chambers & Co., did not disappoint, while Jennifer Tai ‘s photography captured each delicate moment with stunning clarity  ~  gorgeous outdoor setting, lush and green, with flawless details and thoughtful elements that made the whole day a literal walk in the park.

The bride, Kathryn is from Washington, while max hails from Oregon.  What better way to Save the  Date than interlocking wood magnets of their states?  For the invite, we splurged on a laser cut design (see our Laser Show blog below and also featured in Seattle Bride Magazine) with wood grain paper and festive stripe details.  Playful and relaxed, the heartfelt event definitely suited Douglas the pup, who was key to the day! 56a7c3306ef0a$!x900 56a7c300ccaf0$!x900 56a7c30899316$!x900 56a7c300d0c89$!x900 56a7c3035672c$!x900 56a7c2fd9fe28$!x90056a7c308244ca$!x90056a7c305c74d6$!x90056a7c30a28a89$!x900
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LASER SHOW

Thanks, Seattle Bride, for featuring our laser cut invitations in your recent issue!  Gorgeous!

Unlike die cutting, laser allows for intricate, delicate, internal details.  If you are in the market for these lacy pieces, be aware that many online retailers (and custom studios..poo!) offer laser-like designs, that are actually stocked or stamped-out imposters (like a doily) to help keep cost reduced.   I get it, it’s trending and you want to jump on board for cheap, but don’t skimp….if you are looking for the “real deal”,  you will pay a bit more for originality and authenticity, and won’t end up with an invitation that looks like it’s stamped out from a 1984 bridal stationery catalog.   While laser may not be an option for the budget conscious,  those that dig deep will enjoy the process and possibilities.

Creating a laser compatible design is more complex.  You must work in the negative to make sure the shapes layer well together, are of workable area thickness, and don’t involve intersections that are unanchored and fall away.  Each piece is then cut individually on the machine. Production cost depends on the amount of time on the table, which is based on the overall size and intricacy.

Although laser can achieve insane details, it does not always offer a pristine result….you are, after all, literally burning the paper, so expect to find a slightly darkened edge and char on back side (flare), which, if you embrace the artistic process, is part of it’s character (and also a tell-tale sign that you are not buying a doily).  Flare can be reduced by using colored paper and also selecting a skilled facility that will carefully handle each one through production (again, you get what you pay for).

We created a few laser projects this season.  Our latest was in partnership with local shop expert LaserMach. Owner Matt Ligot is a whiz when it comes to logistics and I highly recommend his quality. We are looking forward to more projects with him this year.  Happy cutting!

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Thanks Seattle Met Bride & Groom for the gorgeous spread this month!  So proud to be included in your Sweet Harmony feature.  Lovely, rich full-page pictures drip with beautiful vintage ceramics, eclectic pattern,  rich+moody color, and gilded details.  Love how the dark, stormy shades of blue are perfectly paired with pale pink and gold for a distinctly sophisticated style; think “English Countryside Charm Meets Modern Lush.”

PAPER MOXIE created a watercolor floral invitation with delicate gold leafing across the upper edge.   Hand painted banners detail the response card and pale blush envelope, while the main envelope is lined with a dark, painterly ironwork pattern.  The whole suite is tied with a hand-dyed ombre cotton ribbon from Of the Earth of Seattle.  On the table is a matching menu, place card and oversized gilded table number.  Best of all, of course, is CAKE!  Hats off to Lake Union Cafe Custom Bakery (LUC) for their DELICIOUS design to suit my stationery.  Check out the other talented artisans who crafted the other florals and sweets throughout the pages. title page
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We were thrilled to be invited to work with the very talented Janel Ellefsen of Occasions, for a spread in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of Seattle Bride Magazine!   Inspired by Janel’s vision to create a contemporary nod to Seattle nordic heritage, we created a suite of paper-goods and accessories rich in color and pattern to suit the rustic summer setting.  The result was a gorgeous, lush setting with a warm sense of tradition and gathering.

The invites, featuring a traditional Norwegian rosmal pattern of colorful flourishes combined with a  mix-n-match of bright geometric prints, made for a playful pairing, while touches of cherry wood and borders of flax linen completed the look.  For the day-of details, carved pine flower place cards secured the napkins, and  sweet striped twine and wood button embellishments on  the favors worked to impart the natural Nordic elegance and stylish simplicity of her setting. The rustic  nuance of The Foundry offered the perfect backdrop and atmosphere to compete the look.

Check out the full spread in Seattle Bride Magazine.

Skål!  (Cheers!)

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Check out this link to a spectacular and thoroughly unique wedding featuring Paper Moxie custom invitations and paper goods! A beautiful couple with a wonderful sense of style and a great team of vendors who knew how to capture and showcase their personality perfectly. We had a love affair with their style ~ it was so much fun to work with a couple who were appreciative of details and elements that makes an event so personal. Love the cat & dog program fans and bits of humor throughout an otherwise elegant affair. Kudos to Lisa Chambers of Chambers and Company (Seattle), and the Sodo Park venue & team, as well as the spectacular shots from Michele M. Waite photography. Truly a winning combination! http://greenweddingshoes.com/sodo-park-seattle-wedding-sarah-parker/

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